TEAMS OF RESEACHERS
ON RIGOROUS ANALYSIS
The IFEST consists of several teams of researchers, often collaborating with affiliated research associates from other academic institutions, as well as with expert practitioners and policymakers. We collaborate with researchers from Ghana and overseas, and the plan to host a range of visitors in the foreseeable future.
The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST)
Our Research Findings ...
The Institute aims to put all its research findings in the public domain, either in the IFEST publications or externally published communications, ranging from peer-reviewed academic journals to newspaper articles.
The IFEST members receive online copies of a number of our reports and the quarterly Teaching Ghana. Teaching Ghana is a non-peer-reviewed publication (magazine), which publishes articles submitted by a range of professional and practitioners in the teaching field including major education issues emerging in the sector.
The Institute for Education Studies, Accra, (formerly VIAM Africa) was founded in August 2013. Established as an independent policy and research institute, the IFEST was launched with the principal aim of better informing public debate on contemporary education issues in order to promote the development of effective research, policy and practices. Through the establishment of rigorous advocacy campaign during its initial years, in both the print and electronic (radio and TV) media, the IFEST successfully opened up debate about education policy to a wider audience and influenced much policy decision making.